stuff on surface. What is it?

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stuff on surface. What is it?

Postby zamboknee » Tue 18 Jul, 2023 09:46

I'm pretty good about treating our 650 gallon pool. It has an intex filter that's constantly going.
After the kids are in it, I'll usually put about a capful of water clarifier and every few uses I'll shock it with chlorine. About weekly for algaecide.
However, I've noticed the last couple uses a film at the opposite end of the filter input (coming back into the pool).
I took a pic of it on the skimmer. Circled where it typically forms in another pic.
I recently installed an orca reusable filter but I'm pretty sure this was happening when I used the disposable filters.
Any idea what this is? How to get rid of it?
On [ur=https://www.poolhelpforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=48816&p=87889#p87889l]another post[/url] of mine was about the suction on my filter. I've contacted Intex and they initiated a warranty claim so maybe it's just that the filter is not doing it's job?
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Re: stuff on surface. What is it?

Postby Teapot1 » Tue 18 Jul, 2023 15:45

Blunt reply coming;
intex filter element setups are not good, better with a sand filter. Clarifiers usually clog filter elements and in most cases should not be used.
Algaecide is a big pool industry con, clorine is the best algaecide. Chlorine burns out the algaecide so you use more chlorine,
I may not give you the answer you want to hear, but I will give an honest opinion of your situation as you decribe it.
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Re: stuff on surface. What is it?

Postby zamboknee » Tue 18 Jul, 2023 15:48

Interesting. Thank you.
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Re: stuff on surface. What is it?

Postby Teapot1 » Wed 19 Jul, 2023 00:17

I also noticed no surface skimming, only the through the wall pipe to the filter. Surface skimming it vital to keeping a pool clean, I would suggest in investing in the intex surface skimmer which hangs on the top tube.
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Re: stuff on surface. What is it?

Postby Pranav » Wed 29 Nov, 2023 02:06

Teapot1 wrote:I also noticed no surface skimming, only the through the wall pipe to the filter. Surface skimming it vital to keeping a pool clean, I would suggest in investing in the intex surface skimmer which hangs on the top tube.

Noticing a lack of surface skimming in your pool can impact cleanliness. Investing in an Intex surface skimmer, which hangs on the top tube, is a smart solution. It enhances debris removal, ensuring a cleaner pool by effectively addressing surface-level impurities. Consider this upgrade for improved pool maintenance.

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